Barrentine leaving NIS, Swain named NEMS principal

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Kyle Barrentine

A name change is not the only adjustment Noblesville Intermediate School will see at the start of the 2012-13 school year. Noblesville West Middle School will also have a switch in the building’s top position – Stacey Swan was named principal by the Noblesville School Board on May 15.

“One of the luckiest days of my life was when I ran into (former NHS principal) Annetta Petty five and a half years ago,” said Swan. “I’ve been trying to earn my keep ever since.”

Swan will replace NIS Principal Kyle Barrentine, who submitted his letter of resignation to the school board. On May 14, the Lafayette Community School Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Barrentine as Sunnyside Middle School principal. Barrentine will remain with Noblesville for the remainder of the 2011-12 school year until his contract expires this summer.

An assistant principal at the NHS Main Campus, Swan moved to the freshman campus and served as the assistant principal there this school year.

“Stacey will be a great benefit for students in sixth to 12th grade,” said NHS Principal Jeff Bryant. “She’s leaving a large hole in the high school administration. She was a big part of what we’ve done the last six years.”

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